THEM ICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, May 13, 1977
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IN1IIANAPftIS -~ I)efendin' champion Johnny Rutherford, ~ 4 ,5:s, /bg
waiting until the ngtening dowcooled the blistering Indiana
pOtis Motor Speedway' turned in a late-afternoon run of 200.624 .j .ssY y'
miles per hour esterdw the f lst iap in the history of the 68-
Rutherford, who set the Bificial Speedway record of 199.071
m ph. four years ago to the day, is the fourth driver to top
200 and the third in two dlay; of practice for the May 2 n
dianapolis 500. Official records may be set only during quali-
fications or the race itself. ' i
The previous best was a lap of 200.4 by Gordon Johncock dur- k
ing tire tests last March. i)n Wednesday, Mario Andretti was
clocked at 200.311 and A, J. Ii reached 201.178.
Braves end agony
PITTSIBURGl-l The Atlanta Braves, with Vern Benson man-
aging them from his third base coaching box, halted their losing
streak at 17 games ye terday, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1
behind the four-hit pitching of Max ieon and Rick Camp.
The Braves also snapped the Pirates' string of 11 victories.
Atlanta team owner Ted TL-ner, who had managed his club
in Wednesday night's 2-1 loss, cheered from the stands in
street clothes at the order of National League President Chub
Feeney. Turner took over after giving Manager Dave Bristol
a 10-day leave of absence but Feeney rejected Turner's moves. -
The Braves, who had not won since April 22 when they edged
the Los Angeles Dod'ers 6-5, took the lead to stay in the third
inning when Leon drove in the game's first run with a sacrifice
fly off Bruce Kison, 3-2.
Al wants to wait
ILANDOVER, Md. - Muhammad Ali turned boxing promoter
yesterday, proposing a Ken Nor-ton-Jimmy Young bout to deter-
mine who would qualify to challenge for his heavyweight chain-
The way Ali figures it, the Young-Norton match could be
staged within three months, and he could take on the winner
some three months after that.
The champ, who watched the Norton-Bobock bout in his trainr-
ing camp hotel room, was unimpressed by Norton's quick victory.
"Yeh, I saw the annilhilation," he said. "Norton didn't really
beat nobody. Bobick didn't have nothing last night. Any ring pro
could have been better than Bobick."
"Joe While" signs with Rams
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES-Joe Namath,
one of the most colorful and con-
troversial players ever in pro
football, officially became a
member of the Los !Angeles
Rams yesterday when owner
Carroll Rosenbloon announced
the quarterback had agreed to
T i e 34-year-lt N a m a t h,
known as "Brtiodwav Joe" dur-
ing his long tenure with the New
York Jets, thus will end his
National Football League career
as "Hollywood Joe."
THE TERMS of Namath's con-
tract with the Rams were not
annoinced, and Rosenblooom said
he'd met with Namath's attor-
ney, Jimmy Walsh, to iron out
a final agreement Wednesday
The Jets failed to pick up the
flamboyant quarterback's con- tional drawing power regardless
tract at nearly $500,000 annually of his role.
this year, after a two-year pact "Every player dreams of be-
expired, and he became a free ing part of an organization like
agent April 1. the Rams," Namath told a news
Namath said he didn't intend conference. "They have a very
to change his lifestyle. high'caliber of players, fine per-
"Iad t sonnel, I am grateful to Mr.
"I admit t like to dcink 00 Roseobloom and the Rams or-
occasion," a grinning Namath Roebom n h-Rm r
said at a press conference. " ganization for bringing me here.
sait aI lovesswo ren e.dIo I am also grateful to the New
admit I tore women, and I g0 York Jets. Thsey were good to
to sight clubs occasionally. But Yatethite I hws tere"
I don't plan to tone down on my me while I was there."
social life; despite what you've During talks with Namath,
heard, I'm really rather con- the Rains publicly maintained
servative, and there's not that they would never pay the free-
much to tone down on." agent the high salary he re-
ceived in New York and would
WHAT EFFECT the signing of go no higher ^than $200,000 a
the colorful and controversial year.
quarterback will have on the
Rams' conservative style of play NAMATH WAS said to be will-
must wait until next fall; but inig to take less money because
the Namath charisma promises playing in Los Angeles would
to provide the team with addi- put him in closer contact with
MONTREAL LEADS 3-0:
the motion picture and television
Namath will be one of four
Los Angeles quarterbacks. Pat
Haden was the starter at the end
of last season when the Rans
reached the National Conference
finals, and James Harris was
his back-up. The Rams also se-
lected Nebraska quarterback
Vince Ferragamo in the cole-
Namath's role with the team
was not clearly defined but it
was believed he would play be-
hind and instruct Haden, the
Rhodes Scholar from the V
versity of Southern Californ~
"When I go to training cutmr
I'll be in the same positio
anyone else," said Namath,.tat'
had indicated as early as 195
that he wanted to play for tht
Rams. "Whoever performs i
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liattimore 4II 10 .539
itostoni I1 1. 1 .51 2'
Detroit 1 16 .124 41
Cleeland I16 .4-,a 5
Chinn e t it .0(
Tesas i4 12 .3 3 3-
Oaklalid 16 I1 .533 3
Kansas Citv i 14 i.51 3'
Calitria1a 1,it4:t:; 61
Isea ttle 10 4 3.?9-1 11
Detroit 9, Milvaukee 1
Texas at Kansas City. n
NeN% olrtt at Seattlte, n
Baltimore at Casitornia, n
Texas Blyteve, 4-2 at Kansas
City Gira '2-1, $:30 p.m.
"Toronto iemanczyik'-3 at Miii-
nesota Thermodsgard 2-1. 8:30 p.m.
Cleveland Fitzmorris 2-3 at Chi-
rago St ne 2-3, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit Ratlhe 3-3 at litwaukee
Cort 1-0, 8:30 p.m.
Boston Tiant 2-2 at Seattle Pole
0-1, 10:30 p.m.
Baltimore May 3-3 at Oakland
Blue 3-2, 10:30 p.m.
New York Hunter 1-1 at Califor-
nia Simpson 2-2, 10:30 p.m.
l',itstitest 2i 8 .7i4
St. Louis it 1i .620
Chicago 15 11 .577
Mie rt 13 12 4.520
l'tttde tt 12 12 .480t
Ne a SYork 10 i9 .34
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San Fratiis-,, i16itt.41 tO
Cincinnati 12 1i .413 111
Sat, Die;o 13 19 .406 11i
tlou'1ston 12 t u.4t it'
1tianta '22 .'20 15'
Atlanta 6. Pittsburgh I
Los Antetes 0. Montreal
San Diego 5, New York 2
San Francisca at Philadelphia. n
Chicago Bonham 3-2 at Mtontreal
iBrowIn 1-2, 7:30 p.m-
St. Louis Forsch 5-1 at Atlanta
LaCorte 1-4, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Rhoden 5-0 at New
York Matlack 1-4, 8 p.m.
San Diego Sawyer 1-3 at Philadel-
phia Twitthell 0-3, 8 p.m.
San Francisco Barr 5-2 at Cin-
cinnati Norman 1-2, 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh Reuss 0-3 at Houston
Lemongello 0-4, 8:30 p.m.
Lafleur gives B ruins lesson
BOSTON R) - Guy Lafleur
scored two goals and assisted on
two others as the Montreal
Canadiens breezed to a 4-2 vic-
tory over the Boston Bruins last
night, moving to within one
game of their 20th Stanley Cup
The Canadiens s t r u c k for
three power play goals in the
first period and were in com-
mand all the way in whipping
the Bruins for the third consecu-
tive time in the best-of-seven
Lefleur put the defending
champion Canadiens in front
to stay with his eighth playoff
goal at 4:08. of the, opening.
Then he fed Steve Shutt for
another power play goal at 7:58
before assisting Jacques Le-
maire for a tally while the
Bruins were shorthanded agAin
Montreal was outshot 10-6 i
the opening period but capital-
ized on scoring chances while
throwing up a tight defense
which frustrated the B r ui i n
from the start.
Goalie Ken Dryden turned in
another strong performance far
the Canadiens, who can clinch
the championship in the fourth
game here Saturday nig t.